This is reported by Manila Bulletin.

The state leader said that despite the commitment of countries to act together in the fight against COVID-19, overcoming the pandemic has become a "race for immunity."

Duterte referred to the different levels of access to vaccines, due to which developing countries cannot get the necessary amount of drugs to fight the coronavirus.

“We know that more than 80% of COVID-19 vaccines have been sent to rich countries, leaving developing countries with so little opportunity (to fight the coronavirus -

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A large imbalance in access to vaccines must be corrected.

We need to end vaccine nationalism, ”he said.

Russian President Vladimir Putin called the epidemiological situation in the world difficult and assured that the country is ready to cooperate with APEC in organizing mass immunization of the population.

Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin previously announced the need to increase the production of vaccines against coronavirus.

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